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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: C42–C48

Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy diagnosis of rare earth doped optical glasses

Y. Dwivedi, S. N. Thakur, and S. B. Rai  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 13, pp. C42-C48 (2010)

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In the present work, rare earth (Nd, Eu, Er, Ho) doped oxyfluoroborate glasses were studied using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technique. It has been observed that rare earth elements other than the doped one also reveal their presence in the spectrum. In addition the spectral lines of elements constituting the glass matrix have also been observed. Different plasma parameters such as plasma temperature and electron density have been estimated. It is concluded that the LIBS is a potential technique to identify simultaneously the light elements (B, O, F) as well as the heavy elements (Fe, Ba, Ca, Eu, Nd, Ho, Er) present in optical glasses.

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OCIS Codes
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6365) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser induced breakdown

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2010
Published: February 22, 2010

Y. Dwivedi, S. N. Thakur, and S. B. Rai, "Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy diagnosis of rare earth doped optical glasses," Appl. Opt. 49, C42-C48 (2010)

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